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Amazon’s Joliet warehouse: 1,000 jobs, up to 10 years of state tax breaks

Amazon delivered a special package to the Illinois economy on Monday — 1,000 full-time jobs at what will be its first warehouse in the state.

But it got something in return as well — a tax break of up to 10 years from the state in exchange for its promise to invest $40 million in a retrofitted 500,000-square-foot Joliet “fulfillment center.”

The online retail giant had long avoided having a physical presence in Illinois so that it could sidestep sales taxes, relying instead on massive warehouses in Indiana and, more recently, Wisconsin, to service the Chicago area…Please click here to read Kim Janssen’s story in the Tribune.

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